Charting the Unknown by Nick Chrisman
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Charting the Unknown
By Nick Chrisman

Charting the Unknown

How Computer Mapping at Harvard Became GIS

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Charting the Unknown by Nick Chrisman

Book Description

"Charting the Unknown" presents a history of GIS technology that takes readers back more than four decades to the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, where a variety of professionals converged to rethink thematic mapping, spatial analysis, and what we now call GIS. The book includes a CD containing interviews with important figures at the Harvard Laboratory, three movies showing animated visualization, and scanned copies of Context publications (from 1968 to 1983) describing research and research-related activities at the lab. Any current user of GIS technology will be fascinated to explore the complex origins of the GIS toolkit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781589481183
ISBN-10: 1589481186
Format: Paperback
(9mm x 8mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Nick Chrisman

Nick Chrisman is a former researcher at the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, where he was employed from 1972 to 1982. He is currently a professor of geomatic sciences at Universite Laval in Quebec City, Canada, and scientific director of the Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE) Network.

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